Tag Archive: Weather Report

Weather Report – Mysterious Traveller (1974) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller (1974) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report – Mysterious Traveller (1974) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.09 GB (ISO) + 2.46 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.98 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | US | Cat#: CS 65112 | Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Weather Report’s fourth recording finds Wayne Shorter (on soprano and tenor) taking a lesser role as Joe Zawinul begins to really dominate the group’s sound. Most selections also include bassist Alphonso Johnson and drummer Ishmael Wilburn although the personnel shifts from track to track. “Nubian Sundance” adds several vocalists while “Blackthorn Rose” is a Shorter-Zawinul duet. Overall the music is pretty stimulating and sometimes adventurous; high-quality fusion from 1974.Read More

Weather Report – Black Market (1973) {2001, Japan, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report - Black Market (1973) {2001, Japan, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report – Black Market (1973) {2001, Japan, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.55 GB (ISO) + 714 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: SME Records | Japan | Cat#: SRGS 4576 | Genre: Fusion

The shifts in Weather Report’s personnel come fast and furious now, with Narada Michael Walden and Chester Thompson as the drummers, Alex Acuna and Don Alias at the percussion table, and Alphonso Johnson giving way to the mighty, martyred Jaco Pastorius.Read More

Weather Report – Night Passage (1980) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report - Night Passage (1980) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report – Night Passage (1980) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 749 MB (ISO) + 901 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalio | UK | Cat#: CDSML 8541 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

Night Passage is the eleventh album by Weather Report, released in 1980. The tracks were recorded in August 1980 at The Complex studios in Los Angeles (before a crowd of 250 people who can be heard on a couple of tracks), except for “Madagascar”, recorded live in Osaka, in June of the same year. The album introduces a new member to the band, percussionist Robert Thomas Jr. Night Passage loses the over-done production layers of some of Weather Report’s earlier releases (most notably 1978’s Mr. Gone). What is lost in layers of overdubs is made up in solo improvisation in the classic jazz tradition.Read More

Weather Report – Tale Spinnin’ (1975) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report – Tale Spinnin’ (1975) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 270 MB (CD-Layer) + 688 MB (SACD ISO) + 851 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 248 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

Tale Spinnin’ is the sixth album by Weather Report, recorded and released in 1975, featuring the addition of Leon “Ndugu” Chancler on the drums. Ndugu was recruited after Josef Zawinul heard him play with Carlos Santana. Weather Report was recording next door to Ndugu in the studio, and Chancler was asked to join them for a recording session.Read More

Weather Report – Heavy Weather (1977) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report – Heavy Weather (1977) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 234 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.52 GB (SACD ISO) + 731 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 258 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

Weather Report’s biggest-selling album is that ideal thing, a popular and artistic success — and for the same reasons. For one thing, Joe Zawinul revealed an unexpectedly potent commercial streak for the first time since his Cannonball Adderley days, contributing what has become a perennial hit, “Birdland.” Indeed, “Birdland” is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band.Read More